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Jagdish Thakor named Gujarat Congress president

Gandhinagar: Former Member of Parliament Jagdish Thakor has been appointed as the new president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC). He replaces Amit Chavda. Thakor was a member of the state Legislative Assembly in 2002-07 and then 07-08. He was also the Lok Sabha MP from 2009-2014, representing Patan. A statement signed by Congress General...

RT-PCR tests cost Rs 700 in Gujarat, Rs 350 in Rajasthan: Amit Chavda

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda has criticised the Vijay Rupani government for being unable to significantly reduce the charges for RT-PCR testing in the state, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic has gone out of control with queues getting longer outside hospitals and crematoriums. Chavda has said that the Rupani government has failed to manage the...

Gujarat Civic Polls: Hardik Patel, 19 others in Congress’ list of star campaigners

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has selected Hardik Patel and 19 other leaders as star campaigners for the upcoming civic body polls in the state. Notably, Congress is contesting the polls on the theme of ‘GujRight’. Apart from Hardik Patel, the Gujarat Congress has also included several senior leaders in its...

Congress releases sting operation video of Somabhai Patel

The political battle between the BJP and the Congress intensified on Sunday just before the bye-elections for eight Assembly in Gujarat. Notably, Gujarat Congress on Sunday released a sting operation video of former Congress MP and MLA Somabhai Patel and a corporator from Gandhinagar to drive home its allegations of horse-trading by the BJP. Notably,...

Amit Chavda, Paresh Dhanani detained for protest against farm bills

Following an aggressive protest against the contentious farm legislations, around 100 Gujarat Congress workers were detained by the police in Gandhinagar on Monday. Among those detained include Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Paresh Dhanani. The detainees, which also includes several Congress MLAs, had gathered at the Ambedkar statue ear...

Shrey Hospital Fire: Gujarat to see first COVID-19 post-mortem

Gujarat on Thursday saw what is believed to be the first post-mortem of a COVID-19 patient in the state. The bodies of all the eight people who died in the fire in the ICU of Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad were sent for a post mortem on Thursday.   Five men and three women under treatment...

Gujarat govt hiding COVID-19 figures: Amit Chavda

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Amit Chavda on Wednesday visited two COVID-19 facilities in Surat. The city has been recording a surge in COVID-19 cases for some time now.   Chavda said that hospitals in the state lack adequate facilities.  “The government is not serious about fighting COVID-19. They are hiding the actual figures,”...

Congress attacks Gujarat govt over flooding at COVID-19 facility in Surat

The Gujarat Congress on Sunday attacked the BJP government over the lackadaisical approach with which the coronavirus pandemic is being dealt with in the state. The criticism came after the basement of a Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC)-run hospital which was being used as a COVID-19 facility got flooded on Saturday night after water from an...

Govt doesn’t have money to buy ventilators but has the funds to buy MLAs: Amit Chavda

Caught napping again as the BJP poached more of its MLAs, Gujarat Congress President Amit Chavda has accused the ruling party of using the babus to break the Congress numbers and buying its MLAS. Chavda in a tweet said that at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the party was buying Congress MLAs. In...

Congress lashes out at Gujarat govt for profiteering in sale of N95 mask

At a time when the controversy over the use of alleged poor quality ‘Dhaman-1’ ventilators is yet to be over, the Gujarat government is surrounded with another controversy for profiteering in the sale of N95 masks from Amul Parlours. Notably, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had on May 18 announced that triple-layered masks and N95 masks...

Spread of Covid19 in state began with Namaste Trump event in Ahmedabad: Cong state chief

Gujarat Congress in the state has said that the Covdi19 infection in the state had begun spreading with the organisation of the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda said that the Donald Trump Welcome Committee and the Gujarat Cricket Association should be probed for their role. The event was held at...

‘Namaste Trump’: Gujarat Congress Warns of Protest at Motera Stadium During Trump Visit

US President Donald Trump is visiting India on 24-25 February. The Gujarat government has started the preparations for Trump’s visit. The picture of many areas of Ahmedabad has been changed. The sight of slums areas is shielded by a newly constructed walls. The government of Gujarat is spending money like anything on the welcome of...